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Dates
Rohan was founded in III 2510
Location
The land of Rohan, northward of the White Mountains
Origins
Descended from the followers of Eorl the Young
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Ruled by the House of Eorl
Settlements
The chief city of the Men of Rohan was Edoras; other notable settlements include Aldburg, Dunharrow, Grimslade, the Hornburg, Underharrow and Upbourn
Pronunciation
Rohan is pronounced 'ro'han'
Meaning
Rohan means 'horse-land'
Other names

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Men of Rohan

The descendants of Eorl and his followers

Hildor
The first Men
Wild Men
Edain
Middle Peoples
Northmen
The Éothéod
Men of Rohan

The people of Rohan were descended from the so-called Middle Peoples, Men who shared an ancient kinship with the ancestors of the Edain. Note that the detailed descent of the Northmen is rather more complex than shown here, and according to some readings the Men of Rohan were ultimately descended from the 'Edain' branch of this tree. See the entry for 'Northmen' for a detailed discussion on this topic.

The Rohirrim; the Men of the Éothéod who came south to settle the Gondorian region of Calenardhon (renamed Rohan after their arrival) in the later part of the Third Age.


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